This coin definitely wasn’t worth it!

It started innocently enough. The presentation going well. Had a modest audience of around three dozen people listening to my recreation of Henry R. Schoolcraft.   Part of the Old Greenville Days celebration, I was emphasizing the fact that Schoolcraft had taken the Bettis Ferry a half-mile from the remnants of the original Greenville Courthouse…

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Have you ever been stuck?

I guess we all have been stuck in one way or another. I’m not talking about a bad “blind date” or a math problem, I’m talking about getting stuck in the vehicle you are driving; “stuck.” No matter what type of conveyance you are operating there is a possibility of getting stuck.  Many people nowadays…

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Bullsnake

Bull snake on burned prairieApril, 2000 One of the longest and heaviest snakes in Missouri is the bullsnake. Bullsnakes can average four to six feet long but may grow upwards to seven, maybe even eight, feet in the right environment. Bullsnakes are tan, yellow, or cream-colored with numerous, large, brown, or black blotches. These markings along…

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It’s time to cure and store gourds

Gourds belonging to the Cucurbita group. Fall is the time to harvest, cure and store ornamental gourds, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. “Gourds are thought to be among the first domesticated plant species, dating back to as early as 13,000 B.C,” Trinklein said.  “Through the years, dried gourds served many purposes –…

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